Contents

Editorial
In brief

Science letters

Worms, glorious worms! The amazing polychaete diversity of Lizard Island Pat Hutchings
Molecular insights into plankton diversity Michael Cunliffe
Drastic seascape shifts in the twilight zone Cristina Linares
Climate change and marine vertebrates Elvira Poloczanska

Environment and conservation

Sawfish: Searching for river monsters Ruth Leeney
Farming the bluefin: could Japan hold the key? Bonnie Waycott
Fish poo and the climate challenge Angela Martin
Rebuilding the Caribbean one sea urchin at a time Max Bodmer
Too hot in paradise! Michael White
Filling in the gaps – studying and protecting sea turtles in Western Australia Alistair Green

Sharing marine science

Capturing our Coast – a new initiative in marine citizen science  Jacqueline Pockrington and Jane Delany
Reviews
MBA Bursary winners
Obituary: Bill Ballantyne  Keith Hiscock
Mezzotints of exotic marine organisms Debby Mason

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Whether this finds you in an austral spring, a boreal autumn, or a tropical monsoon, we wish you a warm welcome to The Marine Biologist magazine. 

The 9th of January marked the beginning of a whole new experience, the day I became the Communications Assistant at the Marine Biological Association.

March is women’s history month and we thought it was appropriate to dedicate an article to women in marine science. It is not a secret that science (and related subjects) has had gender inequality right from the outset. But we should celebrate the successes and appreciate the efforts of those who have campaigned for equality over the past century.

Phil Williamson responds to “Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism” by James Delingpole, published in The Spectator 30 April 2016

The Marine Biologist magazine features articles drawn from the scientific literature, including the JMBA.

I’ve been lucky enough to be at the Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Elasmobranchs conference, and I thought I’d share a few highlights.

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I am excited about the really excellent content for issue 3.

Typesetting is one of those jobs that can be 80% done quite quickly but the final 20% takes an age.